PRS CE 24 - Vintage Sunburst

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Vintage Sunburst
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The Return of the CE

The new-and-improved PRS CE 24 brings you the snappy attack, woody tones, and American twang of a bolt-on maple neck at an appealing PRS price point. The CE 24's 85/15 pickup set and updated switching system let you blaze through its versatile tone options onstage, which range from hard-rock humbucker overdrive to sensuous single-coil leads. The CE 24's fast maple neck glides through the hand for seamless transitions between upper and lower frets, and its rosewood fingerboard provides the kind of balanced articulation veteran PRS players are sure to love.

PRS CE 24 Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Irresistible looks and playability
  • Bolt-on maple neck captures the excitement of the original
  • Versatile 85/15 pickups for 6 humbucker/single-coil sounds
Irresistible looks and playability

Time-tested PRS tonewoods - a balanced mahogany body, designer maple top, and velvety rosewood fingerboard - with a fast new maple neck give the CE 24 a warm and balanced sound with a look you won't be able to keep your hands off. Sweetwater guitarists are big on the CE 24's thinner body and more comfortable top carve, which feel great against the wrist and forearm for strumming.

Bolt-on maple neck captures the excitement of the original

Fans of the original CE series from the 1980s to the 2000s will feel right at home playing the updated PRS CE 24's bolt-on maple neck. The CE 24 plays a lot like a Custom 24, but has a woodier attack and sharper bite you can really dig into. Whether you play blues leads or rock 'n' roll rhythms, Sweetwater guitarists are sure the PRS CE 24 has a sound for you.

Versatile 85/15 pickups for 6 humbucker/single-coil sounds

Modern-voiced with vintage characteristics, the CE 24's coil tapped humbuckers sound great for rock and pop, indie, metal, or punk. A push-pull pot lets you transition from scorching metal leads to sweet California twang on the fly.

PRS CE 24 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • An update to the classic PRS CE 24
  • Bolt-on Pattern Thin maple neck - woody attack, quick response
  • Matching maple headstock veneer gives this PRS a distinct look
  • Lightweight mahogany body provides warm, balanced sustain
  • Stunning figured maple top adds killer looks and clarity
  • Articulate East Indian rosewood fingerboard suits shredders to chordists
  • Signature bird inlays for classic PRS looks
  • 85/15 pickup configuration delivers 6 versatile humbucker/single-coil sounds
  • Push-pull coil tapping
  • Tremolo bridge adds texture to chords and leads
  • Locking tuners keep you stage and studio ready
  • Nickel hardware resists fingerprints
  • Proprietary PRS pot taper delivers smooth volume swells
  • 25" scale length
Get the snap and twang of a bolt-on maple neck in the PRS CE 24 electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Doublecut
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Figured maple
Body Finish Acrylic Urethane Gloss
Color Vintage Sunburst
Neck Material Maple with Satin Nitro finish
Neck Shape Pattern Thin profile
Fingerboard Material East Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Bird inlays
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25.0"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Bridge/Tailpiece PRS designed tremolo with nickel hardware
Tuners PRS locking tuners
Neck Pickup 85/15 Bass humbucker
Bridge Pickup 85/15 Treble humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone (push-pull coil tap), 3-way toggle switch
Strings 10-46
Case Included Padded gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number E4TBC3_VT

Customer Reviews

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5/5

PRS CE24

This beautiful guitar has blown my mind since i received it a month ago. The 85/15 pickups are awesome.They clean up so well when you back your volume down and jump out at you on full volume. The neck feels great and the body is just right! My sales engineer Aaron Hoff was a true professional helping me get this guitar and as always Sweetwater has the best customer service by far.
Music background: Weekend Warrior
5/5

PRS-NOT JUST FOR CABERET MUSICIANS.

I always considered PRS the Prius of the guitar world until i purchased this. I was wrong. It is a fabulously crafted instrument. Wonderful attention to detail is found everywhere you look. I could not be happier. You can tell it was engineered with a goal of playing stability and reliability with some common sense solutions to problems that plague other guitars. It came set-up perfectly and the intonation was spot-on! This is also the easiest guitar to re-string I've ever owned. Also, the tuners are by far the best I've ever had. They have a great tactile resistance and feel. I would characterize the pick-ups to be "warm" and somewhat "sweet", but they are very clear. I have found i need to really push the gain and treble for metal. And when you find the sweet-spot on your amp, the bridge pick-up is dark and nasty!!! Now i know everyone has nice things to say about their new guitar they just bought. Believe me, i have purchased many from Sweetwater/Jared Kalish(fantastic sales rep and nice guy) and have been happy with most of them. This PRS though, is the 1st guitar that compelled me to write a review. I believe any player of any genre of music would thoroughly enjoy this instrument for years to come.
5/5

Prs ce 24

I owned a bolt on Prs once before, was not thrilled. just got one yesterday, wow great guitar. It was everything Dave Weiner said it was. Great service great people. Thanks Mike
Music background: old hack
4.5/5

PRS CE 24

Beautifully built and designed guitar. Construction is superb, finish is flawless. Plays effortlessly, neck is wide and neck is slightly fat; feels great. Locking tuners and low friction nut work great at keeping the guitar in tune when using the bar. The pickups on this guitar are amazing. Super responsive to every nuance in my playing style and I can coax just about any tone I can think of out of these pups with the volume and tone controls, the coil splitter and pickup selector. Very versatile guitar with a very comfortable scale length and easy access to the upper most frets. Has a bolt on neck so get that extra little spank that is generally missing from a set neck. My one and only gripe about this guitar is the bridge. While it is by no means shabby and works perfectly well, it is the same bridge found on the Korean SE models. I have nothing against the Korean SEs, matter of fact I own two that I love, it's just that in my mind, a $ US guitar should have the US bridge.As always, ordering with Sweetwater is a snap. And while not quite as good as actually playing the guitar and seeing it in person, the Guitar Gallery option of seeing the actual models that you may want to buy and comparing their weights and finishes is just plain cool.My sales engineer Kurt Martin always treats me like I am important, listens to my questions and always finds answers when I need them.Rock solid all around guitar for any style of music
Music background: 500 + years as a guitar player, teacher and sometimes performer
4.5/5

Worth the money

I was skeptical about a bolt-on PRS guitar being worth the money. I had tried to find an older CE-22 or 24, but they were hard to find in nice shape. Fresh out of the box, the top finish is stunning. The book match was better than on many Les Paul Standards I've seen. This guitar is light! If you are tired of an eight-pound anchor around your neck, you will love that alone! That being said, with a slippery guitar strap, it does seem head stock heavy, even with the low mass locking tuners. Neck tint is very light and natural looking. Fret ends came well dressed and beautiful dark rosewood fingerboard. Plugging it in, I found the pickups very bright and powerful. Don't expect strat tones from the coil-tap. It works, but still a bit thick. The factory setup on the guitar I was shipped was very high. Almost unplayable. I paid the money to have a pro set it up. What a difference! This neck is lightning fast! A bit thicker than my JP6, but faster and easier playing. Speaking of which, they should use birds-eye maple on the necks for a bit more in the looks department. Overall, very satisfied with this guitar. The great looks are backed up by good pickups and superb playabilty. My biggest gripe is that these are shipped with a gig bag. My cheaper American Deluxe Strat and Les Paul Studio Deluxe guitars ship with a hard shell case. These should too. I guess the $1,999 price point was the limit. Buy one of these. Can't miss for the money!
Music background: Gigging musician and recreational player
See also: Solidbody Guitars, PRS, PRS Solidbody Guitars